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Mach 4 Help
« on: January 20, 2018, 02:49:12 PM »
I am trying to get Mach4 setup but it won't load. I attached a screenshot of where it freezes up and my system window. In the screenshot there are some graphics in the mach window. The graphics didn't show up until I moved the debug window. I don't know if it matters but I'm using an ESS. I read about having trouble with integrated graphics cards using up alot of memory so I added another 4 gigs of ram but it is doing the same thing. Do I need a graphics card?
« Last Edit: January 20, 2018, 02:59:00 PM by amishmafia00 »
Re: Mach 4 Help
« Reply #1 on: January 20, 2018, 04:41:25 PM »
I noticed that I am getting a .txt file in the plugins folder after trying to start Mach4.

The text reads

(1)  The specified module could not be found
 :  Handle in NULL! Failed to load core at 'C:\Mach4Hobby\plugins\mach4core.dll'.

If I copy mach4core.dll to the plugins folder The mach window opens but nothing happens and I get the same coreinit.txt but the file is empty when opened

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Re: Mach 4 Help
« Reply #2 on: January 20, 2018, 06:11:08 PM »
That is just an informational file to help debug plugin load issues.  Mach4core.dll should not be in the plugins directory.  So please remove it from your plugins directory to prevent that from becoming an issue. 

Since it bombs on "Connecting tool paths", I would say it is your graphics card.  Updating the drivers should fix you up if it is an Intel GMA integrated card. 

Steve
Re: Mach 4 Help
« Reply #3 on: January 20, 2018, 07:36:06 PM »
That did it!

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Re: Mach 4 Help
« Reply #4 on: January 20, 2018, 07:46:39 PM »
I knew it would.  :)  I don't know why they sent those things out with such a crappy driver.  Epic fail for Intel at that time, for sure.